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@Thanks_M8 Just wanna share them here for the last time.  I’ve had them for 2yrs ... was planning to break them in with the TCB WW2 contest pair.  But,  as it is, I don’t even start work until November, if I don’t get surplused... I work in the airline industry :(

I got a ping from an interested buyer ... just waiting out to finalize the deal.

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Now this is a collection! Damn!!

 

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Brother Bridge 

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From 2005

 

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Viberg Country Derby: Faux Stitched CapToe :: Black Waxed Flesh CXL on the 2040 Last ...

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Had some issues with the eyelets on my original pair. 
whites was quick to go above and beyond. They built me a brand new pair of boots. 
 

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How's sizing on White's? Looking at their 353CH hiker, in particular. I wear a 10.5 in RW Heritage, a 10.0 in RW Weekender, a 9.5 in Lofgren. Feet are on the wide side of normal, but very low-volume.

I know that my best bet would be sending tracings in either direct to them or to Baker's, but White's has a pair up on their eBay page that I'm eyeing…

Been after a new pair of all-leather hiking boots for a while now; thought I'd settled on Scarpa only to find out that they were no longer making their leather models, so here we are

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@julian-wolf sizing is pretty easy. 
I never dealt with custom tracings. 
I’d like to someday but I fit perfectly in an 8D in my smokejumpers and these 4q69 boots. 
I am a 7.5D in RW Heritage, 8.0 in converse and 8D in whites 

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On 8/19/2020 at 8:58 PM, julian-wolf said:

How's sizing on White's? Looking at their 353CH hiker, in particular. I wear a 10.5 in RW Heritage, a 10.0 in RW Weekender, a 9.5 in Lofgren. Feet are on the wide side of normal, but very low-volume.

I know that my best bet would be sending tracings in either direct to them or to Baker's, but White's has a pair up on their eBay page that I'm eyeing…

Been after a new pair of all-leather hiking boots for a while now; thought I'd settled on Scarpa only to find out that they were no longer making their leather models, so here we are

I've found white's to fit a whole size larger than other shoes. I wear 11.5B in Red Wing pecos boots, and 10.5B in white's. I think it might have something to do with the way the arch is - shortening the foot. If you have access to a brannock device, White's measures your feet with you sitting down. They rest the brannock device on a fitting stool and you just put your foot on it like normal 

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this is the fitting stool I'm talking about. 

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Thanks, both—great info, even if conflicting

That's interesting that they use a Brannock device without weight on it; I'm honestly pretty skeptical of how useful that would be in practice, but the knowledge that they do so will be really helpful

I think I may send out for tracings and go that route—making sure I get a good fit seems well worth the extra $100 and change over buying through eBay

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Here's a photo of my Fracaps that I use for hiking mostly.

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Good to see some Fracaps.  I've got an old pair I still wear - really good, comfortable boots 

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Viberg Boondockers... will probably outlast me (pardon the unintended pun)

I keep cedar shoe trees in them when not in action

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Never heard of Fracap before, but the M120 seems like just what I’ve been looking for for the last couple of years now—similar styling to the Mountain Light, but with a lower profile

 @elmer_richard, have yours seen much in the way of water / mud? Are they reasonably water resistant? Conversely, do they breath okay? Around how quickly do they dry out?

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21 hours ago, julian-wolf said:

 

 @elmer_richard, have yours seen much in the way of water / mud? Are they reasonably water resistant? Conversely, do they breath okay? Around how quickly do they dry out?

A friend in the US got these for me in 2015. She bought this from End. I have worn this during my travels and I have used this in hiking so they have their fair share of rain and mud exposure. I just brush and then wipe this with a damp cloth. It helps take out the water marks. The leather is not oily. It dries out pretty quick, say about a couple hours. 

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^ I don’t know anything about the boots you posted but the William Lennon boots are built like tanks, they’ll last a very long time

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William Lennon is great quality for the price. Much better than Red Wing which is in a similar price range. 

Edit: Ah, Duke beat me to it. And just to be clear, the first pair you linked to will probably disintegrate while still in the mail.

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Coincidentally I was in an “art” gallery briefly at the weekend... seen this exhibit... and immediately thought someone on Sufu may be interested :)

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The old army stuff is deadly.

Cannot find my woolly pully jumpers but it’s so good there are so many options in the internet.

This shop is the one 

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2 hours ago, Duke Mantee said:

^ I don’t know anything about the boots you posted but the William Lennon boots are built like tanks, they’ll last a very long time

Yes, ‘had  feet battled w/a pair of “Tug Of War” for a year .... the boots won.

 

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So a few months ago I emailed Rolling Dub Trio to see if I could order their Stan Chelsea boot in size 12, no response.
Today I emailed Tempo Design Store to see if they could special order them and they said I could around October.
I'll likely go with the Stan in brown and maybe a pair of Coupens as well...

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47 minutes ago, Broark said:

So a few months ago I emailed Rolling Dub Trio to see if I could order their Stan Chelsea boot in size 12, no response.
Today I emailed Tempo Design Store to see if they could special order them and they said I could around October.
I'll likely go with the Stan in brown and maybe a pair of Coupens as well...

Both Stan and Coupen are great. I really like the thought of Chelsea boots but had a hard time something that fitted into my wardrobe before I ran into the Stand.

Just to be clear though - they do fit big so sz 12 will be massive. I generally wear US 11 in sneakers and 10 in Stan and 9.5 in Coupens (which probably are tad too tight in a couple of spots).

Edit: I'd say sizing is pretty similar to Lofgrens, especially Donkey Punchers.

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@Ar_thor I think size 12 will suit me well, as I take a 12 in the Lofgren boots that I own (Combat and engineers) as well as RW and some Viberg / Alden.

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^Fair enough - just wanted to give you a heads up before you went out of your way. :D

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@Ar_thor I appreciate it! RDT isn't represented very often here, I've always been fond of their boots.
The people at Tempo said based on my other brand sizing they'd recommend a 12 as well.

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